Ravens' snap breakdown vs. the Steelers

December, 2, 2013
12/02/13
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In the midst of the day-after posts and seeing how Sunday's games affected the Baltimore Ravens, I didn't have a good time to post an analysis of the Ravens' snap counts against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here you go ...

OFFENSE (Based on 63 snaps)

Quarterback: Joe Flacco 63.

Running backs: Ray Rice 42, Bernard Pierce 21, Vonta Leach 8.

Wide receivers: Torrey Smith 59, Marlon Brown 52, Jacoby Jones 45, Tandon Doss 13, Brandon Stokley 5.

Tight ends: Ed Dickson 41, Dallas Clark 23.

Offensive line: Marshal Yanda 63, Eugene Monroe 63, Michael Oher 63, A.Q. Shipley 63, Gino Gradkowski 63, Rick Wagner 4, Jah Reid 2.

Offensive analysis: Backup QB Tyrod Taylor went from getting 12 snaps against the Jets to no playing time against the Steelers. ... Ray Rice's playing time increased against the Steelers (he played 67 percent of the snaps) after splitting snaps with Bernard Pierce the previous game. But Rice only received three more carries than Pierce. ... TE Dallas Clark had his snaps go from nine against the Jets to 23 against the Steelers. ... Marlon Brown continues to get the second-most snaps at wide receiver behind Torrey Smith. ... FB Vonta Leach lined up at fullback for the first play of the game, but then was on the field for seven of the next 62 plays.

DEFENSE (Based on 66 snaps)

Defensive line: Haloti Ngata 41, Arthur Jones 33, Chris Canty 30, Terrence Cody 15, DeAngelo Tyson 10.

Linebackers: Daryl Smith 66, Terrell Suggs 60, Josh Bynes 40, Courtney Upshaw 35, Elvis Dumervil 34, Jameel McClain 18, Pernell McPhee 15, Arthur Brown 8.

Secondary: James Ihedigbo 66, Matt Elam 66, Lardarius Webb 66, Jimmy Smith 63, Corey Graham 56, Chykie Brown 4.

Defensive analysis: Even though Jameel McClain started at weak-side inside linebacker, it was Josh Bynes who played the most. Bynes, who had 14 snaps against the Jets (a low among Ravens linebackers), played 40 snaps, or 61 percent. McClain played 27 percent of the time, and Arthur Brown was on the field just 8 percent. ... Haloti Ngata returned to being a full-time player, playing 62 percent of the snaps, which was the most among defensive linemen. He was eased back into the lineup against the Jets after missing a game with a knee injury. ... Elvis Dumervil surprisingly played 34 snaps despite sitting out for a period with an ankle injury. ... CB Chykie Brown, who had one snap against the Jets, had to play four on Thursday because of the injury to Jimmy Smith. He was the defender on the failed two-point conversion by the Steelers at the end of the game.

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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